British Prince George’s first tour stifles Australia/NZ republicans

By Belinda Goldsmith and Thuy Ong

Britain's Prince William carries his son Prince George as they arrive for his son's christening ?

Britain’s Prince William carries his son Prince George as they arrive for his son’s christening ?

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – He may still be in nappies but Prince George embarks on his first official tour this weekend as Britain’s younger royals ride a wave of popularity that is expected to dampen republican movements in Australia and New Zealand.

The eight-month-old prince, third-in-line to the British throne, will accompany his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a three-week tour of the two former British colonies.

His first official event is expected to be at a parent and baby group on April 9 at Government House in Wellington, the New Zealand capital, the residence where his father, Prince William, crawled for the first time during a royal tour in 1983.

SOURCE: Yahoo News